Guest city

Greetings from the Mayor of Paris


Paris City Council was delighted to be invited as the guest city at La Mercè this year. Over four days in the month of September, urban art, puppet and circus companies, as well as singers, dancers and musicians, will occupy the most iconic sites in Barcelona, spicing up a great popular festivity.

At shows and in countless cultural activities, Parisian artists will join with their Catalan counterparts to offer audiences unforgettable moments of emotion and communion.

I should like to thank particularly the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and the organisers of La Mercè for enabling our sister cities to come together once more on the occasion of this magnificent cultural event.

My best wishes to one and all for a fantastic Mercè 2016!

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris / Maire de París